Bidders battle for Australia subs contract

Sink or swim: competition is hotting up in the battle to replace Australia's Collins class submarines

Odds have swung from Japanese pitch to French and Germans amid new climate after Tony Abbott’s exit

A man walks past a post office in Tokyo, Thursday 6 July 2006. Japan Post and Rakuten Inc., operator of a major virtual shopping mall, plan to jointly enter the Internet auction business, sources close to the matter said Thursday. Starting in September, the state-run postal firm's Yu-Pack parcel service will be used to deliver goods bought via an auction system that allows both buyers and sellers to remain anonymous.
Japan Post hopes the partnership will boost its Yu-Pack business.

Japan Post studies Royal Mail debacle

Advisers preparing float aim to avoid errors of UK counterparts

Poor pensioners lay bare Japan’s strains

Elderly suffer as rising costs add to consumption and debt woes

Japan cries foul over Indonesia rail loss

Chinese plan involving no-strings finance beats Tokyo proposal

Business sentiment dwindles in Japan

Latest Tankan survey confirms fragility in economy

China detains two alleged Japanese spies

Move may worsen already strained relations between two countries

Japan on brink of technical recession

Industrial production data point to second quarterly GDP fall

Top Abe adviser calls for extra stimulus

Etsuro Honda says passing supplementary budget is ‘urgent task’

Comcast buys into Universal Studios Japan

US cable group to pay $1.5bn for stake in Osaka-based theme park

Abe must keep focus on first three arrows

It is useful progress that Japan is no longer the deflationary outlier

Japan Post faces tough sell for IPO

Retail investors underwhelmed by sales pitch for looming float

Humanities studies row engulfs Japan

Government says proposal to abolish arts faculties misinterpreted

Japan falls back into deflation

Figures are blow to Shinzo Abe’s economic stimulus package

Japan in pledge to boost GDP by 22%

PM seeks to turn debate back to the economy

Japan jobs market signals price pressures

Part-time wages rising as fewer young people join labour market

Japan: End of the rice age

Can nation afford subsidies that keep powerful farmers in business?

Hon Hai: the point of Sharp

Taiwanese assembler rumoured to buy lossmaking display unit

Japan security reforms clear key hurdle

Bill allowing defence of allies all but certain to pass this week

Storm in Japan over sales tax relief plan

Proposed 2% rebate on essential purchases derided by critics

S&P downgrades Japan

Agency cuts rating on country’s debt from AA- to A+

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